Somali in South Africa


Population
22,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Somalis in South Africa are the descendants of those who originated from the country of Somalia.

After the civil war in Somalia later last century, many Somalis came to live in South Africa. Many of them are self-employed and have shops and stores. These have proved a success but some have been attacked and looted.

Somalis generally keep to their own communities. They have an Association to represent them. With the situation in Somalia becoming better than it was, some Somalis are returning to Somalia.

The Somalis are Muslims. They live in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. They speak Somali and can speak English too.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God will give the Somalis dreams and visions leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that South African Christians will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that when reading about Jesus in the Koran, the Somalis will want to find more, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for protection for the Somalis in South Africa.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalis_in_South_Africa


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Link Up Africa
Praying for Somali
People Name General Somali
People Name in Country Somali
Population in South Africa 22,000
World Population 20,079,100
Total Countries 23
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Issa, Ogaden, Sab, Shabelle, सोमाली
People ID 14983
ROP3 Code 109392
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country South Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Somali (22,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali
Primary Language Somali (22,000 speakers)
Language Code som   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Somali

Primary Language:  Somali

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1915-1935)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1972-1976)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1979)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video I Against My Brother (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Somali
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets Story (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Kitaabka Quduuska Ah
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Somali Bible
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.50 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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